EXERCISE INIOHOS 2018, GREECE

It is the largest military exercise in Greece that includes many aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force and many other belongings to the invited nations.

Iniohos 2018 Greece participants spotter
Exercise Iniohs 2018, Andravida Air Base

Exercise «INIOCHOS» is an annual medium scale invitex exercise based in the facilities of the AIR TACTICS CENTER at the Andravida Air Base, located in the Northwest Peloponnese.

The duration of the exercise is 15 calendar days and operations make use of the majority of Athina FIR. The Exercise scenario adopts a Single Base Concept (execution of operations from a single Air Base),with the participation of all branches of the Armed Forces.

Exercise Objectives:

- Provide REALISTIC training, which is achieved by creating a realistic Battle Environment: Participating personnel are exposed to an intensive battle rhythm with realistic attrition rates and challenging scenarios that include multiple modern threats and real time live injects tailored to produce the fog of war and the friction effect (per Clausewitz) which is expected to dominate the modern battlefield and test both the physical and psychological endurance of the modern fighter.

- Accurate Shot/Event Assessment: This is achieved with the use of on-board and off board tracking data, sensors and specialized debriefing software which is leveraged for the reconstruction of the mission by experienced Fighter Weapons School instructors that oversee the debriefing process.

Missions:

In order to achieve the objectives of the Exercise, the HFWS (Hellenic Fighter Weapons School) oversees the missions from scenario planning to debriefing and makes certain that they cover the full spectrum of missions currently performed by the HAF such as:

- Air operations versus Integrated Air Defense System (IADS)
- Offensive Counter Air / Airfield Attack
- Air Interdiction / Special Targets (bridges, power stations, vehicles, etc.).
- Anti Surface Warfare
- Slow Mover Protection (SLOMO)
- Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR).
- Dynamic Targeting (DT) / Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance (SCAR) / Close Air Support (CAS) / Time Sensitive Targets (TST).
- High Value Airborne Asset (HVAA) Protect/Attack

Schedule:

PHASE 1: PREPARATION
PHASE 2: FORCE DEPLOYMENT: 5-7 March 18
PHASE 3: EXECUTION PHASE: 12-23 March 18

DV DAY: 20 March, HOT WASH UP: 23 March


Participants List:

HAF: F-16 BLOCK 30/50/52+/M, F-4, M-2000, EMB-145H AEW&C
USAF: F-15
UAEAF: MIRAGE 2000-9
ITAF: TORNADO
CYPRUS: AW-139

The exercise «INIOCHOS» aspires to become the most competitive exercise in Europe and the Mediterranean region, and provide Participants with a high level of training and unique experience of participation.

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Source: Hellenic Air Force
Images: George Karavantos, Tom Houquet


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